Saturday, September 13, 2014

Forgotten Commodities Vintage Kitchen Wares Galore

Vintage Milk Bottle on Etsy
Vintage milk bottle a steal at only $6.95 on Etsy shop ForgottenCommodities
We have found this great Etsy shop called Forgotten Commodities which features a large selection of vintage kitchen wares. We had a chance to talk to the owner, Tiffany all the way from Elkhart, Indiana and found out what makes inspires her!

Q :  Why and when did you start selling vintage?

A: I opened my shop in June 2014. I have a love and appreciation of all things vintage, with a specific interest in housewares and décor. I began collecting vintage items over the last decade and realized that I had so much of it in my home that I needed to spread the love to make room for more. Instead of simply donating to the local thrift store, I decided that I could turn my hobby into a money making opportunity. So now I can still enjoy "picking" to my hearts content, and share it with the world via my Etsy shop.

Q: What your favorite vintage items are or what you collect?

 A: I absolutely love vintage items that can store something inside. Be it crates, canisters, tins, or cases. There's something about the dual purpose of an item that appeals to me. First that it's decorative and appealing to the eyes, and also that it's practical and has a real purpose. Let's face it, we all need the extra storage. What better way to get it than to put your home décor to work?


Vintage Rooster Glasses at forgotten Commodities
These glasses are $19.95 and from 60's-70's era. Would match lots of 70's era gold and browns decor in your vintage kitchen!

Q: Anything currently in your shop with a great story?


A: In my shop there is a set of drinking glasses. I was out with a friend yard sale-ing and we happened upon a sale that didn't seem to have a whole lot to offer. There really wasn't much to see and I just about turned around to leave when in my peripheral vision I saw a box under a table, as if it had been stored away and wasn't for sale. I figured I'd check anyway. The lady running the sale said she wasn't going to set it out for sale because she didn't think anyone would be interested, but she offered to let me take a look. The box was old and beat up, torn in a couple places even. But inside was a complete and immaculate set vintage glasses that I instantly fell in love with. So I made them mine! It was hard to come to the decision to sell them, but alas they are for sale.

Antique Tin Cookware
Very rare and unusual Antique Tin Cookware, $49.95 just waiting to be had!


Q: What item will you hate to see go and why? 

A: Of all the lovelies for sale in my shop I do have a few contenders for the hardest thing to let go of. But I'd have to say the set of three antique tin cookware is at the top. They couldn't be use for cooking now, but would be amazing on a wall! It's vintage, rustic, well aged and has a nice patina...need I say more?

Black Iron Rooster
Black Iron Rooster, $10.95 would make a nice kitchen door stop.


Q: Anything else you want folks to know? 

A:  I'd invite all true vintage lovers to visit my shop and share in my hobby!
Find out more and connect with Tiffany here : 
 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vintage Bar Coasters Wall Art at StartStop on Etsy

Vintage Bar Coasters
32x9 Wall Art : British Barware Coasters are transformed at StartStop

Wow, what a great concept, StartStop on Etsy uses old bar coasters to make interesting abstract art for the wall. Not only are these little collections of art colorful but a great piece of vintage history.  It's amazing to see just how many vintage barware coasters survived, since most were made out of heavy paper or cardboard.

Vintage Barware Coasters
Our favorite are these rare 60's coasters mounted and would make a lovely addition to your wall!

StartStop is a new store on Etsy and ships from Canada. What a great way to recycle vintage items into useful decor.  We love these coasters (above) which feature 1960's British Champagne Bubbly girls name Mary, Kath, Vicki and Ann. They are adorable retro diva style.



Vintage Coasters on Etsy
Big or small, find something interesting to adorn your wall at StartStop on Etsy.

Find out more at StartStop. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

80s Rock Star Edge Clothing Rosies and Rockers

Rosies and Rockers
 Rosies and Rockers,  Anchors Aweigh Dress $35

Vintage edged clothing is the new "it", according to Rosies and Rockers  , a hipster boutique out of Washington DC.  There you will find the most trend setting styles that have hit the East Coast in years. 

Rosies and Rockers


Back in the big hair 80's rocker days, there was a fashion boutique called Merry-Go-Round, however, they didn't last because their clothing was too expensive and mass produced.  You would have had to be the lead singer of Whitesnake to afford an outfit.

Today, we have a modern take with new vibes.  Rosies and Rockers has cutting edge designs at affordable prices.  We see them making it big!   They want you to forget about mass produced cookie cutter clothing and look at their rock star meets 1940's to 1980's  fashionista designs.   Their clothing uses a more eco-friendly process and approach including Soybean in the fibre itself.
Rosies and Rockers

Tiffany Dress Rosies and Rockers $55

FOUND:  more on Design-Swag.
WEBSITE:  RosiesandRockers.com





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